Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pick a Pattern Travel Mug

Hi All!

Wandering through The Reject Shop (a cheap shop here in Australia) last Sunday and I found these super cute Travel Mugs, for $5 each!

Now, I don't know about you but when I see things like this, I always think of what I have in my craft room that I can use to personalise it.  When I saw this gorgeous colour, I immediately thought of the beautiful Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In Color Flirty Flamingo - am I right?  Then I thought of our new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper with the super cute Caravans, Foxes and Tents!!!

Today I'm under the weather with a head cold and was looking for something to do so I dismantled the travel mug and traced out the insert with my chosen DSP and it was honestly THAT EASY!

VOILA, new personalised travel mug... VERY CUTE travel mug at that, I think.

What do you think?  I bought 4 LOL they also had my daughters favourite colour - yellow!  So you might want to pop by over the weekend to see what I do with the others.

Enjoy the rest of your week xo
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to my first time playing along with my new Design Team Girls!

You are currently visiting Lisa Eaton from Australia. I hope you enjoy my Masculine Themed card this week, I know I had fun creating it.

I've created this super cute card for my awesome hubby Jason.  On Sunday mornings, before the teenagers get up, we sit and chat about our week ahead, he always asks what I've got on & what my Stampin' Up! plans are for the week.

I've used my FAVOURITE Suite from the new catalogue, Coffee Break.  I was in love with the Designer Series Paper the second I spotted it - and the matching Stamp Set - what's not to love!?

Here's a bit of a close up of the messy layering and distressing - my "Masculine" element.

I've used Crumb Cake to create the card base, given it a swipe over with Early Espresso on a Stampin' Sponge and then layered up some of the Coffee Break DSP's - which I think make cards really easy, such great prints - on BOTH sides.

I hope that you like what I've created and that we've inspired you to try something different.  Don't forget to hop your way through my talented Design Team Members, I am sure know there is lots more inspiration to be had!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

In Colour Share Club

You’d love to get your hands on the NEW 2017-2019 In-Colours but your budget won’t allow it?

You need to join my 2017 - 2019 In-Colour Share Club!

For just $50 per month (including postage) for 5 months, you can own all of the 2017–2019 In-Colours!

I’ll start with the beautiful Berry Burst, a BOLD, FUN colour that looks amazing paired with just about anything.

You will receive:

1 Stampin’ Write Marker
1 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
1 Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
4 Sheets 12x12 Cardstock
12 Sheets A4 Cardstock
4 Sheets Fresh Florals DSP
¼ Roll Finely Woven Ribbon
4 Bitty Bows
In-Colour Samples Book Mark
In-Colour Colour Ideas Sheet

…and a little surprise from yours truly

Once I have FOUR people registered and the first month has been paid for, I will order our goodies and when everything has arrived I’ll separate it into shares and get it out to you!
I will send you all a quick email to let you know once your goodies leave me so you know to start stalking your postie.

Register here:

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Annual Catalogue Launch

I did it!  I hosted my very first Catalogue Launch Party.  It was a roaring success, out of 15 RSVP's 10 people showed up and we had a FABULOUS time stamping, flicking through the catalogue pointing out our favourite things, and our not so favourite things (there's never many of those though).

It was a huge job and I could not have done it without the support of my AMAZING family :)

Sure, there are a few things I'd do differently next time, and yes I'd probably spend less time stressing about things that no one noticed lol - tablecloths - are they really that important? (they were to me!)  

Why don't you have a look and decide, leave your comments below and let me know what you think.

Photo's & Styling by my gorgeous bestie (and newest Team Member Gabby)

As Guests walked in, they saw - a beautiful bunch of Sunflowers, a framed "Statement of the Heart", a pile of catalogues - AKA The Guest of Honour, Lucky Door Prize Entries and a few frames - YELLOW of course to match my gorgeous Sunflower logo with details about upcoming classes.

Walking through to my Family Room, there were two trestle tables full of Stampin' Up! Amazing-ness!  I made sure that there were Class Samples, lots of samples using the NEW In-Colours, some older products - Punch Boards (which my customers can't get enough of!) in the back there are the Lucky Door Prizes - CURRENT product which again - they LOVED!

To show that there is more to Stampin' Up! than Card Making, I also had on display treat boxes, wrapped chocolates, bunting - who doesn't love colourful bunting?! and some beautiful posies made from the Daisy Punch - I can not get enough of this Suite - oh my gosh!

At the back of my Family Room, my kitchen table was set up as the Make and Take Table - and let me tell you, some serious fun was had here throughout the day!  My other FABULOUS team member and cousin Donna was brilliant in helping everyone with their make and takes, Big Shot newbies and stamping newbies - Donna was amazing with them all!

There were two different make and takes - one was a book mark featuring the In Colours so that everyone had samples to take home of the gorgeous colours.  And the other was a card using Delightful Daisy DSP and the gorgeous Dragonfly Die from Dragonfly Dreams - BUT I forgot to get photo's of those.

To finish up, we had Gabby's Cafe, Gab was the best hostess ever, no one went without a cup of tea or coffee, she made sure everyone had a snack while flicking their way through the catalogue and placing orders.  She really was the best help I could have asked for.

So, that's it.  My Catalogue Launch Party - I can't wait to do it again, we all had so much fun.  It has taken me a few days to get over the busy-ness of it all but I can't wait to get back into my Craft Room and get planning on some new classes for you all.

Thank you so much for popping in, please leave me some love by way of a comment.

See you soon xo

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Colour INKspiration CI09

Hi!  and thank you for popping in.  I've played along with the girls at Colour INKspiration - #CI09, the inspiration image really grabbed me this fortnight.


How awesome is that?!

I am always partial to Pool Party and Dapper Denim, and the addition of Cherry Cobbler just makes the two pop!

Here is my card;

As you can see, I've used Dapper Denim as the base of my card and just a border of Cherry Cobbler, leaving Pool Party as my main colour.  That amazing flower is Definitely Dahlia, such a gorgeous statement don't you think?  And the sentiment is from a new stamp set from the up coming NEW CATALOGUE called Colorful Seasons, it really is a beautiful seasonal set with some really beautiful images and lovely sentiments in this stunning font.

Why not pop on over to the Colour INKspiration Facebook Page and join in on the next challenge?

See you on Wednesday with a Masculine themed card.
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite Early Release

How exciting is this?  

Did you notice the sneak peek of the NEW In Colors?!

Get your hands on the colourful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite before they’re released in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue! 

Bundle and save! Buy these coordinating products and get the Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes for free.
Eastern Palace Starter Bundle  $104.75
Item Number: 147196

Experience bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors! This bundle is perfect for the beginning stamper.
7 Items Included

* Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
* Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
* Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
* Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
* Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) 

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle $178.25
Item Number: 147209

Experience bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors! This bundle is perfect for the advanced stamper.
11 Items Included

* Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
* Mini Tassels Assortment
* Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
* Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
* Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
* Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
* Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
* Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes
* Very Vanilla A4 Thick Cardstock (new!)

I was lucky enough to see some FABULOUS creations a few weeks ago at the Stampin' Up! On Stage Event.  These papers are even more gorgeous in real life (if that was even possible) and I cannot wait for mine to arrive to get some classes booked.

I'll be back as soon as my goodies arrive with some great ideas using Eastern Palace Suite. 

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retiring Products List


It’s that time again: we’re getting ready to retire products from both the annual and occasions catalogues. Don’t delay! You only have until the 31st May, or while supplies last, to get your favourites. Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50%! Be sure to contact me or visit my online store before the sun sets on these items 31st May.

Two things I'd love you to remember...

1 - Please use the HOSTESS CODE - B4BVF4TR so I can send you a THANK YOU for ordering.

2 - If your order ever goes over $169 please call me instead and we'll sign you up to become your own demonstrator and receive your own fabulous benefits (like seeing the NEW catalogue before everyone else and 20% off all of your orders always!)

Thank you for popping in and I'll see you very soon.
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Happy 50th Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to INKspired Artists 50th Blog Hop!

You may be hopping in from the fabulous Nicole Anderson?  Or maybe you're starting here...either way, you're in for a treat.

Every two weeks we have a sketch challenge and we love sharing our creations with you. School has just gone back after a six-week break for Christmas and New Year so not everyone is back yet, but please hop all the way around by hitting the next button at the bottom of the page.  

Here is our sketch for this week:
I love it!  Clean and Simple ALWAYS appeals to me, it speaks to my OCD lol funnily enough, I also love the "crooked" layers.

I haven't used Swirly Scribbles for a while so I pulled it out and here is what I came up with.

I've used By The Shore Designer Series Papers. I adore the colours in this range they're so fresh; I've pulled out Calypso Coral and Dapper Denim to play the lead.
Then for the sentiment I used an older favourite - Guy Greetings, I just love the classic font in this set.   I've added links to the items I've used so that if there's anything you'd like to purchase, all you have to do is click on the item and you'll be redirected to my online store.

Next up on the hop is the very talented Renee Lynch with something amazing I'm sure.

Have a fantastic week, see you soon with some more creations xo
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Friday, February 3, 2017

So, you want to start Card Making?

There are so many different supplies and tools on the market that it can be confusing where and how to get started.  I thought I'd pop in and give you tips on my favourite products, what I use and what I  recommend to my customers for Card Making.

What do you need to get started? (in no particular order)

You'll need something for your card base, more often than not, I use Whisper White A4 Thick Card Stock; $12.25 for 24 sheets.  It is entirely up to you what size card you make.  I try to stick to something that will fit inside a C6 envelope. Which is mostly 4"x6" or 10cm x 15cm or half of an A4 sheet.

Available in A4 and 12"x12"

You're going to need something to cut those bases with, right?  I have owned many trimmers in the time I've been crafting - and by far the Stampin' Trimmer is the best.

Spare Cutting and Scoring Blades also available
Fine tips to get into small areas

I keep a few different types on hand depending on my project.  I always have Snail Adhesive on hand for if I'm making a card as I'm running out the door to see family for their birthday (yes I'm a terrible person!) because it's quick and simple to use and a little bit forgiving is you need to lift your paper to re position.  I keep Tear & Tape on hand because it's easy to use and is nice and strong for all textures of paper.  And Dimensionals, I looooove layers, and Dimensionals are my absolute favourite product for this, I use one for a little bit of lift but sometimes I'm known to layer two for a nice big lift.
Snail Adhesive Refills also available

Tear & Tape Adhesive, strong and easy to use 
Dimensionals, 300 per pack

There are many types of adhesive available on the market, and over the years I've used my fair share these three are my favourite, especially for ease of use.

Although this is not an absolute necessity your cards will look fantastic with a layer of texture provided by your choice of patterned paper.
Urban Underground Designer Series Paper

Accents & Embellishements are a personal thing.  Each card you make will be different, some will need "something extra" and some won't.  I like to add a few Basic Rhinestones or Basic Pearls to my cards, almost as a "full stop" at the very end of my project. 
Basic Rhinestones

I cannot craft without mine!  My Big Shot™sits right beside me as I craft, embossing is an awesome way to add dimension and texture to your cards.  Lots of Stamp Sets have matching Framelits available too, make gorgeous gift bag embellishments and tags - I honestly could not be without it.
And last by definitely not least, STAMPS!  

I would be the worst Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator ever if I didn't mention what Stampin' Up!® do best... While I think it's important that the message on the inside of your card is handwritten, there are some great sentiment stamps in different fonts and sizes.  And as mentioned above, lots of stamp sets have matching framelits - saving you from fussy cutting your images.

Suite Sayings, available in Wood and Clear Mount

So, there you have it.  My go-to items to for Card Making, the only thing you need is your imagination, and if you're having a mind blank - check out the other posts in my side-bar and I am sure that you'll be inspired by something I've created.

Thank you for popping in,  if you know of someone who would like to read this post please share it with them.  If there is anything that I've featured that you'd like to purchase, click on it and you'll be taken to my online store.

See you Sunday for an INKspired Blog Hop xx

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Oh So Succulent and Februarys Hostess Code

I know, I keep babbling on about the super cute Oh So Succulent stamp set and matching Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.  I just can't help it though, they really are gorgeous!

If you love these items as much as I do, click on their picture to go straight to them in my online store.

Don't forget that until March 31st, for every $90 you spend on current product, you will receive one EXCLUSIVE Sale a Bration item for FREE!!!

The Oh So Succulent Stamp Set is in Photopolymer, which is great because lots of the elements use two-step stamping, so being clear makes it nice and easy for all of us.  BUT if you're like me and you *have to have* matching sets, Stampin' Up! have bundled Oh So Succulent with its matching Succulent Framelits Dies, check this out;

When you purchase Oh So Succulent as a bundle, you'll save 10%.  Bringing it to $83.25; add either Succulent Garden DSP for $19.25 or some ribbon and you've spent $90 and earned yourself a FREEBIE, easy as that.

I created this card for a gorgeous girlfriends birthday this week, using Oh So Succulent and Succulent Garden.  To match the colours in the DSP I've used Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum and Tip Top Taupe.

Being the beginning of the month, it's time for me to announce my new HOSTESS CODE.  As always, thank you to my amazing customers for your support over the holiday period and I have now posted your gifts for placing orders in January.

Anyone who places an order of $50 or more with me in February will receive a packet of White Perfect Accents.

For anyone new to the "Hostess Code" there is an explanation in this post here.  I'll be back in a few days to share a few more creations with you, and on Sunday it's time for another INKspired blog hop.

Have a great week, see you soon xx
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